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F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton leads Rosberg in FP2

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the second practice session ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix as he put 0.175s between himself and team-mate Nico Rosberg
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Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the second practice session ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix as he put 0.175s between himself and team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Following Hamilton's claim that he and Rosberg are friends again, it looks set to be a battle between the two Mercedes cars once again this weekend as they returned to the head of the times after Fernando Alonso topped FP1. Having traded fastest laps it was Hamilton who came out on top with a 1:16.118, with Rosberg less than 0.2s slower.

Sebastian Vettel was third fastest and within half a second of the leading Mercedes. The two Red Bull drivers were able to get on full throttle earlier than anyone else on the exit of Turn 2 but suffering for straight-line speed as neither made it in to the top 10 through the speed trap. However, Vettel's final position was aided by not running on the supersofts until much later than the cars around him.

Fourth quickest was Kimi Raikkonen for Ferrari as he beat team-mate Fernando Alonso by just 0.05s. Both cars were also within 0.6s of Hamilton as a close battle emerged behind the Mercedes pair. The two Williams and two McLaren cars were next up, with Vettel in third to Button in ninth covered by less than half a second.

Marcus Ericsson stopped on track with a mechanical issue which forced him to pull off at Turn 3, while team-mate Kamui Kobayashi twice went off at Turn 2. There was more poor luck for Jules Bianchi as he completed only three laps. A power unit issue was to blame and came after Bianchi hit the wall and damaged the right rear of his Marussia in FP1.

It wasn't a smooth session for Romain Grosjean, who ran off-track at Turn 1 and then later saw his running ended early as a result of high gearbox temperatures. While at Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat completed only nine laps before ending the session watching from the pit wall.



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